Providence Health & Services RN Registry CV OBS in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Staff Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiovascular Interventional and Observation Units (CV Ambulatory, Variable, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Possess knowledge of developmental needs and competent in the assessment and treatment as it relates to the age of the patient population served. Conducts and documents an appropriate (comprehensive/focused) patient assessment upon admission. Continually reassesses and applies appropriate advocacy and interventions as indicated. Competent in the interpretation of a patient’s self-assessment and behavior. This information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical emotional, psychosocial and chronological maturation process. Actively involves patient and family in the collaborative plan of care.
Consistently demonstrate and promote safe patient care practices: (i.e. Hand washing/Patient ID, Communication, Reduction of infection Risks, Medication Safety & Reconciliation, Falls Prevention, No Preventable Deaths/Injuries, Inclusion of patients/families concerns and access to healthcare team).
Collaborate with the patient, family and members of the healthcare team; develops, documents, implements and monitors an individualized plan of care which reflects a standard of care based on best practice and evidence-based medicine. Provides, documents, and consults to assure necessary patient and family education in support of the treatment plan. Adaptive to change and updated patient care practices within an evolving healthcare environment.
Collaborate with team members, the patient, the patient’s family and others as appropriate in the development of a proactive discharge plan.
Perform procedures and treatments according to accepted department/unit protocols, guidelines, standards and the Nurse Practice Act.
Legibly and electronically documents patient care activities and information in an accurate, concise, and timely manner. Competent in the input and retrieval of information within the various forms of written and electronic documentation.
Provide safe quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner.
Support and assist with orientation of new staff and students. Acquires necessary training and skills to competently perform the preceptor and charge nurse function.
Demonstrate advancement of professional nursing practice through continuing education, required training, certification, and participation in department and unit activities. Assures all competencies, certifications, safety information and courses are completed as required.
Identify concerns and takes appropriate action(s) to involve colleagues and management in the development and promotion of a safe patient care environment. Actively engages in positive communication, feedback, and the on-going development of self and team. Takes an active role in building and maintaining an environment that fosters open communication, patient and family-centered care and healthy collegial relationships. Demonstrates adaptive/timely communication based on individual patient/family needs. Participates in staff meetings and councils attending a minimum of 50% of scheduled meetings. Responsible for all meeting content regardless of attendance.
Promote and role models collaborative practice and relationships with other health care professionals. Recognizes the role that the cultural diversity of patients and their families, employees, medical staff, volunteers and community members plays in achieving productive and positive relationships. Rounds with physicians and other team members to promote continuity of care and patient’s confidence in their care delivery team.
Monitor patient’s condition, notes changes in status, utilizes judgment and takes appropriate action. Communicates patient status to colleagues and physicians to include: situation, background, assessment, and recommendations (S.B.A.R). Utilizes tools adopted through quality and safety initiatives when communicating patient status change and at the time of patient handoff. Uses the Providence Early Assessment Team (P.E.A.T.) when indicated by changes in patient’s conditions or concerns.
Promote and routinely offers comfort and pain management measures. Documentation reflects assessment, treatment and re-assessment as required to meet patient goals.
Consistently demonstrate and incorporate principles and policies of safety and infection control as defined by policy and procedure, National Patient Safety Goals and Emergency Response procedures. Complies with Hospital standards to assure continued compliance and regulatory requirements are met. Examples include but are not limited to: JCAHO, OSHA, State and Federal requirements.
Actively participate in Departmental and Unit based Quality Improvement Programs, processes and councils. Participates in departmental activities that improve patient care and process systems, Participates in Tracer Rounds and actively assists others in transitioning and applying knowledge to the clinical and operational setting.
JOB DUTIES – Cardiovascular Interventional Unit/Cardiovascular Observation Unit.
Responsible for patient care in cardiovascular / interventional radiology setting. Pre-procedure preparation includes obtaining patient status report from Cardiovascular Observation, or Nursing Units, informed consent, recent lab values, orders, IV site patency, pre-op medications, allergies, History and Physical, teaching, vital signs, preparation of invasive procedure sites. Intra-procedure includes the administration of appropriate oral and intravenous medications under the direction of the performing physician, airway maintenance, performs appropriate interventions as needed for procedure, assures good patient communication for comfort/status assessment, and vital signs. Post-procedure includes procedure documentation, vital signs, teaching, insertion site assessment, removing sheaths, use of vascular closure devices per department policy, monitoring/alerting physician to changes, and documenting reports to Nursing unit.
Prepare sterile procedure trays/set-ups while adhering to sterile technique in all procedures.
Able to assist in troubleshooting and minor equipment repair. Stocks supplies, instruments, and equipment according to protocol and storage allocations. Alerts/notifies Supervisor, and/or management about equipment/supply concerns or problems with operational performance.
Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department. Competencies include mandatory unit required competencies as designated, BLS, and ACLS.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire
All Registered Nurses without a Bachelor's of Nursing (BSN) degree or higher must obtain a BSN within 3 years of hire. RNs with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN
Unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in state(s) of hire, and wherever care is delivered. If RN holds a multistate license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers upon hire
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification upon hire
12 months acute care experience working with the patient population similar to department of hire or completion of the specialty residency at the Alaska Medical Center
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Bachelors of Nursing degree (BSN)
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
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Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Clinical Education
Req ID: 299930